Comcast RISE – a multi-faceted program offering grants, marketing services, and technology upgrades – was created to strengthen and empower small businesses hard hit by COVID-19. As a part of our expanded Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitment, Comcast RISE, which stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment,” aims to help small businesses owned by women and people of color succeed and grow.
Comcast RISE has named more than 8,000 small businesses owned by people of color in 590 cities across 34 states as recipients. The awardees receive monetary grants; consulting, media, and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable; or technology upgrades from Comcast Business, based on the specific needs.
Comcast RISE Investment Fund
An extension of Comcast RISE, the Investment Fund awarded $11 million dollars to 1,100 small businesses owned by people of color nationwide.
When we launched Comcast RISE, we knew a profound need existed in many of the communities we serve. We now have seen firsthand how the program’s capital support, marketing services, and technology resources benefit the business owners who are working hard to rise above 2020, as well as their neighbors who share their commercial corridors, and their suppliers and customers up and down their resource chains.
Learn more about our $1 billion commitment to advance digital equity and help build a future of unlimited possibilities.